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and invites them to watch a movie with spielberg. i'm referring to "lincoln." basically the republican party keeps talking on two sides of their face and not being hon west the american people they just don't like this president. but that's one of the reasons why the president recognizes his vacuum when it comes to that leadership. that's why he keeps sending vice president biden down to the congress to the negotiate on his behalf because they just don't like him. >> let's look at the record, maria teresa. speaker boehner has declined invitations to state dinners for each of the following countries, south korea, germany, china, mexico, india, and, of course, great britain. as for republican senate leader mitch mcconnell he turned down invasions for the state dinners of india and china. he even declined to come to the white house then the president was celebrating his home state's college basketball championships. but it's the president's fault that republicans aren't comfortable with him. explain that to me. >> something that may not be well-known is when boehner actually did go to one of th
wrote the book on lincoln. >> the white house will hold a private swearing in ceremony for president obama. not to be outdone, on sunday, republicans will hold a private swearing at ceremony for >> the white house will hold a private swearing in ceremony for president obama. not to be outdone, on sunday, republicans will hold a private swearing at ceremony for president obama. er) make mornings special, with fancy feast mornings gourmet cat food. mornings are delicious protein rich entrees with garden veggies and egg. fancy feast mornings. the best ingredient is love. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >> i barack hussein obama do solemn my swear -- >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> that i will execute faithfully the office of president of the united states. >> doris, i'm excited to fin
. >>> and president obama will take the oath of office on the same bible that abraham lincoln used. we'll give you a close look at this extraordinary piece of american history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> let's begin this hour with the breaking news. algeria's official news agency has just announced the end of a rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages including americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s. officials scrambled to find a resolution and determine the state of the americans still in militant hands. >>
, one used by king and one by abraham lincoln. >> their actions and the movement they represented are the only reason that it is possible for me to be inaugurated. >> martin luther king day is dome and the president see as connection to him being on the podium and the sack credit files of dr. king and many others. he will talk about that tonight in a reception here in washington at 8:45 p.m. eastern. >> thank you, ed henry for all of those who did not know my reference at the top of the show was to the football game that was ongoing at the time. congratulations to the 49ers who are headed to the super bowl. for those who were watching the game who may just be joining us, welcome aboard to the special "special report." one lasting element of a president is the effect on the supreme court. so far, president obama has put two justices on high court, both women, both considered progressives, left of center, and tonight, we look at what is ahead. >> in the event there is a vacancy the president is going do come under immense political pressure to swing. >> after initial g.o.p. resistan
in for a second team on the martin luther king junior holiday. and leaned on the words of king and abraham lincoln. >> blood drawn by sword. we learn no union founded on the principle of liberty and equality could survive half slave and half free. >> casting nims the mold of the great civil rights leaders he avowed action on series of issue from climate change to immigration reform. became the first president to use the word "gay" in an inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until our wives, mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to the efforts. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> debt and deficit front and center he offered a vigorous defense of entitlement programs. >> we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and size of the deficit. we reject that they must choose between caring that built the country. >> like every president since fdr, mr. obama started his day early, with a prayer service at st. john's church. before departing the white house for the longest motorcades known to ma
bible today. tomorrow he'll use the lincoln bible. a lot to talk about tonight, vice president biden took the oath earlier, his residence the naval observatory. sonia sotomayor doing the honors there. yesterday during a surprise appearance at the iowa inaugural ball the vice president did -- well, sort of a joe biden. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states. but i'm prouder to be -- >> a few seconds ago he corrected himself. a few minutes ago, he and his wife and the president and the first lady all spoke at a celebration. the subject was hair, specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama. and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlier tonight. raw politics looking ahead to tomorrow and, of course, looking ahead at the next four years, we have a team of professionals here, who have seen a lot of presidential history being made. republican consultant margaret hoover joining us, ari fleischer, paul begala and van jon jones. paul, you wrote an
and go out and be ruthless. >> yes. that is the lesson of lincoln. in the first inaugural he talked about appealing to the better angels of our nature and then we went to war. he tried. president obama has tried. i think presidents have to change, try to change the culture in which they are placed. in this case, this division that we have in the country isn't going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton. it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president obama be . >> you're saying it doesn't matter what he says tomorrow. he should just be ruthless. >> i think he's got to pursue his agenda with way president lincoln did. yes, with relentless commitment. i think the central political miscalculation of his first term is he thought his mere presence would bank those partisan. >> you're going to be saying yada, yada in his head. >> i think the more elegant way to say this -- >> what my client meant to say. >> i think he needs to say he wants unity but not unity at all costs. there's something more important that be just people getting along in this town. they
affleck for winning for "argo," but i have to say "lincoln" had seven nominations, and they got robbed. >> you thought it did. >> it got -- >> you have been screaming about it. a lot of people thought he got robbed because he didn't get an oscar nomination, meaning ben affleck. >> at the globes you're nominated for seven, and "lincoln" got one? that is -- >> you would have to talk to the people who nominated it and -- see, i haven't seen "argo" yet. i saw "lincoln" yesterday. i really, really loved it. it was sensational. if you love those kindof things, can i recommend a movie that i think i loved even more on the same -- pretty much the same subject. there's a movie called "amazing grace" about a man named william wilb wilburforth who personally led a 20-year battle to get rid of the slave trade in britain. he was a member of parliament. it's a brilliant movie. michael abtett directed it. it's so, so good. you know, all that happened, i think, some 20 some years even before it happened in our country, so -- i loved "lincoln", and i agree it's a magnificent piece of work, and speilber
long. i don't think re'll follow abraham lincoln and just use 705 words, but he'll take credit, certainly, for some of the things he has done but it's going to be hard for those be a historymake can address. >> washington's was the shortest, 135 words. i'd like that. i just like short speeches. historians have said abraham lincoln -- speaking of lincoln -- and he is going to use lincoln's bible -- hi second inaugural was the greatest speech of any kind according to some historians. do you think the president is going to try to do something, say something new and exciting to orchestrate a wow moment? >> i think he'll try. he likes to do that. he likes to write speeches and give them. he thinks this is one of his great talents. i think he believes with a public approval rating of 52%, which is better it's been the years, he has a mandate from this election, his detractors disagree but he is probably going to try to say this is a critical moment, we can come out of the abyss, we can come together some change things. it's just going to be hard to get to a point where it really reso
's going to invoke lincoln with the loin continue bible and martin luther king, both of whom are figures of great national unity. and common national purpose. he should pick up that kind of tone, take from lincoln's second inaugural that sense that we're all fallen and all searching in a sense looking through a glass darkly to the future and trying as a common national purpose from different points of view to find the way for the nation. he should take that big-hearted, big sense of this great purpose of the nation and invoke it to the moment. >> and, clark, going into his second term, this being his second inaugural, how does that impact the approach to this speech versus, you know, when he was going into his first inauguration? >> well, most presidents when they reach their second inaugural, have a certain amount of viewing with satisfaction, what they've achieved, what the nation has achieved, not they but invoking the nation as the achiever, and then looking to the future with a purpose, as i said. good models for this besides lincoln would be both reagan and clinton, each of whom fa
spoke them. abraham lincoln with malice toward none, charity for all, let us strive to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation's wounds. john f. kennedy asked not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. franklin roosevelt, let me assert my firm believe that the only thing we have to fear is fear it itself. >> what makes a speech a part of history and what does this president need to say tomorrow as he begins his second term joining us are michael gerson speechwriter for president bush and james fallis, speechwriter to president carter. you say you don't write to be etched in granite, but i know that writers know when words ring. when you put words on paper, you think, i can see this, you know, as being what will be taken from this speech. so how do you craft those? >> it's true. the chair richter version is the state of the union address. i think with the inaugural address it's harder because something that registers as a showy line may come off as too showy. i think my sense of inaugural addresses the more they are poem like, the more they are s
history, there were other inaugurations that were ushering in a crisis. >> look at lincoln's inauguration. he to sneak into the capital under the cover of darkness because there were fears of assassination plots. in his second inaugural, the war is still raging and guess who is there. john wilts booth and tries to break through the crowd and get to lincoln and he's restrained. that may have been his first attempt to assassinate lincoln. and of course franklin roosevelt inaugurated in 1933 at the depths of the great depression and yet he's still able to inspire and uplift the american people to expect something new and something better. >> right, and i've heard a lot of people bantering this about. i mean, inaugurations aren't cheap. they do cost money. we do raise some private funds. lot of private funds through the inaugural committees, but we're looking at maybe $50 million at least. and some people have said, look, this is a second term. why do we need an inauguration? dot swearing in and move on. >> i think that's wrong, wrong, wrong. the price we pay as taxpayers is a small one. most
with the president to ask him favors or get their appointments and, of course, that didn't change with lincoln. changed after garfield who was assassinated but the ranks have really closed around the presidency, really hard to get to him. has that had an affect on the role of the president over the past century? >> that's a great question. first of all, the white house itself was open. up until the of world war ii in europe, people could have picnics on the white house lawn. >> right. >> before then people would stroll into the white house. the president would bump into someone at the white house. people would come and ask the president for jobs. after pearl harbor, that's when the security apparatus goes up around the president. but the other thing to mention is what we're using right now, the power of television. what he will vision has done is in one sense made it more intimate with the president but also created a certain distance as well. >> you know, steve, with he talk about george washington, abraham lincoln, i always put grant in the underappreciated category. there were a lot of clun
, falling short of the dream. why the gop, the party of lincoln, is failing to honor the legacy of martin luther king jr. on his birthday. >>> but first, the miracle on the hudson four years ago today. now we have a miracle in the desert. you won't believe what arizona governor jan brewer has decided to do. ♪ [ male announcer ] there are only so many foods that make kids happy. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. and you see the womanoup you fell in love with. she's everything to you. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual act
is the marking of that day, mlk day, and one of abraham lincoln. how do you see this moment in the context of that struggle because that was resonant and poignant, wasn't it? >> it was very powerful, and keep in mind he said something, martin, that tied it all together. he said that we realized long ago that we could not survive and thrive as half slave state and half free. and basically i think what he was saying is we've come a long way, and i think he showed what lincoln did to make the country stronger, again having a vision of what we could do, and then i think he tried to use that to say, okay, now a lot has happened in between those times. we still face difficulties, but let's, again, be inspired by the aspiration of those who came before us so that each person could pursue happiness, you know, life, liberty, and property, and do it in a way that made sense. so i really think -- as i listened to chris, i couldn't help but think of a note i wrote while the president was speaking. i wrote the president is not trying to take us to common ground but take us to higher ground, to higher g
abraham lincoln, i saw at least three speeches in there. the nation without liberty and equality, remain half free and half slave. and that's almost word for word from the house divided. gettysburg address, we have a republic, by the people, for the people. and lincoln's famous message to congress in 1862 before the emancipation proclamation he said as we think anew as our case is new so must we think and act anew. but, look, you don't become, you know, big rhetoric by simply copying the words of somebody else, you have to have a big original thought. charles was right. this was a declaration of liberalism is back in all its glory you about he couldn't say the era of big government is over or find a memorable phrase that introduces the idea, this is about expanding government and more power. >> sean: stay right there. and according to cbs we ought to be a one party country. and we'll explain. more from washington as we keep our eye on the inauguration 2013. and will the spending hit them in the pocket? details of na plan. and world champion the shooter showed us on friday night the stupi
should study president lincoln. >> when hard things get done, they get done because a president decided he was going to do what was necessary to get them done and that means you got to realistically look at the world you live in and the washington you've been given by the american voters to work with. >> reporter: and that means a divided congress and another election season not far away. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >> let's bring in now fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin on this discussion about the inauguration and expand a little bit on some of the president's accomplishments and his challenges coming up his second term, mark. let's start with his accomplishments in the first four years. what would you say some of the biggest accomplishments the president made? >> you have to start with health insurance. that's when had he a democratic -- when he had a democratic house and senate. that was his chief legislative goal and he accomplished that. killing osama bin laden, maybe it it was symbolic, but obviously it was important and he accomplished that and then stablizing the economy.
, with the lincoln bible, and the mlk bible, 150 years ago. the emancipation proclamation, he could not be standing up there, barack obama a black man. and dr. king, without him, he would not be standing there. so the two men, he is there with both bibles. it's just a sense of conformation about what a country we are. >> despite the conformation and all the pomp and circumstances, the president needs to work with congress and the republican house that he has butted heads with so much, how do you think the president should address the bitter partisan divide that exists in washington in the speech? >> i was just reading franklin roosevelt's second inauguration speech and he was in the a similar situation to barack obama. the economy was struggling. and he did not give a speech that was designed to say, heal the nation's wounds and bring the nation together. he gave a surprisingly polarizing speech saying we have a ways to go. we have got a -- it's not about more for those who already have much. it's about helping those who have nothing. it was called the one-third of the nation speech, because he poi
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
presidency. lincoln comes to mind. kennedy was beloved after he was assassinated. great line from cicero that was conflict about policies, ask not is the quote. so i think barack obama is different. he is african-american and that is such a trim setting event i think will be going to be studying for years to com. >> heather: brad, what is your take? >> i think to be memorable, unite america and challenge us but also has to inspire us. let's remember that the president has an opportunity to give a patriotic and visionary speech but followed within two weeks with a state of the union that is going to be road map. what is he going to do the next four years? you won't necessarily hear that tomorrow, but will you hear it within the next two weeks. hopefully that will give us more dimension to the inaugural address and what he hopes to accomplish. >> heather: we heard the president has two occasions to talk about his presidency moving forward. we are entering a rare moment in history. president obama faces as president clinton and george w. bush before him the challenge of giving a second inau
the bible and today the bible is front and center again, his bible and president lincoln's bible. so you have 150 years of the emancipation proclamation and 50 years of the dream and they're represented by those two bibles today. >> gretchen: it's so unbelievable it will be the bible for president obama as he he's celebratory swearing in today. and the youth leader was asking the kids if they knew about martin luther king, jr. and of course many raised hands and what i loved was hearing the variety of answers from, he was a pastor, to he was trying to bring peace to the world, et cetera. and i thought it was wonderful that the kids, obviously, know about the lessons that your uncle brought to this nation. how do you think he would tackle the issue of gun control that we're talking about today? >> well, i believe, i remember and my family, all pictures, including dr. king, and jesus christ when he was in the garden and peter took a sword and chopped off the guard's ear trying to protect jesus and jesus put the guard's ear back on and said i'm here to do a job and it's okay, peter. and he
'm nine years old, finished lincoln's last days, best ever. and will there be a book for killing kennedy. >> yes, in the spring. and with the great success of killing kennedy and killing lincoln has c-span book show invited you on? they have not. point of rocks, maryland, bill you pointed out the conservatives lacked a national lieder, why doesn't you need one. we don't promote ideology on the factor, we promote problem solving for the good of all americans. if you illegally possess a gun in this country you get life in prison, if you illegally discharge a gun you get the death penalty. and singapore, a tough place, spent time there, no doubt about it. don't mess around in singapore. and finally, tonight, the factor tip of the day. be cautious, as we said, in the talking points memo with the internet. whenever you hear somebody say they learned something from the net, be very skeptical. remember, there are no standards in cyberspace, anything goes. let me introduce you to benji, who is he? writes for a site talking points memo and stole from me and he told
to his in-laws, the bible used by abraham lincoln, the bible that dr. martin luther king carried with him during his travels and rosa parks' bible that she owned as a civil rights activist? >> rosa parks. >> yes. you're right. you're right. >> wow. congratulations. okay. so that's the one that won't be, but the other three will. >> he is using the in-laws' family bible in a small ceremony on monday. then in the public one on monday he's stacking the lincoln and martin luther king jr. bibles. >> let's go back across to kath. we have kim kardashian with us, and it's her birthday from los angeles. who was the first president to be sworn in by a woman? president lyndon johnson, john kennedy, bill clinton, or george w. bush? >> bill clinton? [ buzzer ] >> you're a winner too. >> yes, you are. >> all right, kim kardashian gets my book. so the correct answer here, president lyndon johnson. >> lyndon johnson. you might remember that famous, famous picture on air force one after president kennedy was assassinated. he was sworn in by a dallas judge, sarah hughes. >> okay. well, thank you so much. t
. >> and then you put it in the context as frank rich did with 1865, i think everybody here probably saw "lincoln" and the back and forth about slavery, which was a sea change in terms of american culture. >> sure was. >> are you surprised at the fight that is brewing and also the resistance? >> well, in a way the scab is being flicked off, and many presidents are reluctant to do that. although it's not been a very partisan issue in the last 50 years. richard nixon, most interesting of all, the year before he died in 1994 told william sapphire, his friend and former speechwriter, guns are an abomination. he said if it was up to him he would ban all handguns. it's not something he ever talked in public about while president. obviously reagan supported the brady bill. george h.w. bush resigned. >> resigned from the nra. >> 1995 after oklahoma city. yet, if you look at the history of the last 50 years in terms of presidents willing to confront this issue while in office, pretty rare. johnson did it in 1968. got a pretty watered down bill. >> harold, there's been a lot of washington analysis about ho
to abraham lincoln. >> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> reporter: on the very same lincoln bible president obama used a
in today using a pair of bible one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we seize it together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agenda we spoke today is hardly easy for democrats and republicans to agree on. and dealing with climate change. >> that's right. after a year of record breaking droughts and of course hurricane sandy, president obama placed climate change center stage as he embarks on second term. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [applause]. >> the president spoke on climate change more than any other issue in the inaugural address. >> a little surp
martin luther king and the other from abraham lincoln. traffic and weather, together, next on the abc7 morning news. here is the golden gate bridge, dry as a bone. but maybe, maybe, maybe there is rain in the forecast. >> and a deal to sell sacramento kings so they can move to seattle. the ripple effect that >> welcome back, almost everyone is just a bit warmer than yesterday so we do not have as frost. 32 at concord and fairfield is 31. upper 30's around the bay to 40 in oak and 47 in san francisco. this afternoon, low-to-mid 60's with filtered sunshine because of the high clouds. we have scattered light showers in the forecast tomorrow. cooler temperatures but dry for thursday and friday. sue? >> back to the san mateo area, c.h.p. is confirming to us there are two separate accidents, northbound 101, that accident is in the last lane. and another accident at peninsula, in the right lane. you can see by the app, it is very slow northbound direction because of the multiple accidents in the northbound direction. we are seeing slowing, now, all the way from 92 interchange northbound to be
to that platform to get the word out. so many connections between this president and abraham lincoln this is a president who understands history he understands there has been a lot of discussion we have seen in so many. nixon, nothing more needs to be said he says i know what i've read it i get the history it's not going to happen to me we will see whether it does but the good news for him is his personal popularity rating is so high that he should be able to withstand even some small... we will see this as a president that is in the face of history and we are living it. he may very well be talking about today at the museum of african- american history more than one parent was explaining what the inauguration means to their children. they definitely have an opportunity to let their dreams come to life. >> they watch today's ceremony on the big screen the museum also marks the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and as we said martin luther king day. what lies ahead for the president how it compares to other to timers. timers2other 2 timers. this is quite a cold spell
for the president and i even have a prayer that as he and others handle the lincoln bible and the king bible, that the bible won't just be a ceremonial piece, but it will be so compelling that they'll be moved not only to read some of it, but to do it. and yet, we're talking now about gun control, and not taking up that weapon of love, that weapon that never fails. and we are want to go control the guns and take the guns away, but allow others to use them with certain restrictions and no restrictions, but forgetting that message of the love, and that's one of the points and yet we'll realized the killing of a certain people group in america and that's the little babies in the womb of course, and still, you want to take away the guns, but you're not going to control the abortion industry. so, there are some discrepancies between the message of the current administration and the whole nation and the whole world today, and those messages that are timeless from martin luther king, jr., and it it boils down, governor, to love for our neighbors and ourselves. >> mike: you've pointed out roe versus
the president took the oath of office with his hand on the bibles that belong to president lincoln and dr. king. after the inaugural luncheon in the capitol building, president obama took a moment to reflect at a statue of dr. king. soon, a statue of rosa parks would join that tribute of dr. king inside the capital. we've seen the president reflect on the civil rights movement. the president explicitly evokes their sacrifices in his inaugural address. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that allover us are crea of us equal, is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our fore bearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all of those men and women, sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we could not walk alone, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextrekblely bound to the freedom offer soul on earth. >> the freedom of every soul. the heart of the civil rights movement. earlier today, civil rights leader and georgia congressman joan lewis talked about this historic d
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